Hey there, Xbox followers! We’re a mom-and-pop indie studio from Toronto, Canada, and we’ve been making spooky, story-rich and considerate video games for a decade now. Our latest title, Worse Than Dying, launches immediately and is our first foray into the Xbox household.
Worse Than Dying is an action-adventure horror recreation a couple of highschool reunion that goes horribly flawed. It combines brain-tickling puzzles with tense, side-scrolling exploration and stealth. As the sport’s foremost character, Holly, you have to discover your greatest pal Flynn, escape harmful monsters you can’t fairly see, and uncover the horrible secrets and techniques of your property city.
It’s all designed to play super-smooth and freak you out. So if that is the primary time you’ve heard of the sport, listed below are 5 stable tricks to be sure you and Holly make it out alive:
1) Be a very good listener
In the beginning of the sport, Holly will — begrudgingly — communicate with a few of her former classmates at her highschool reunion. These moments kick off some necessary plot factors — lots of which will probably be key for you achievement-seekers who wish to uncover each secret the sport has tucked away.
2) Thoughts your environment
You is probably not face-to-face with a creepy, wailing one thing that’s roaming the halls simply but, however that doesn’t imply you shouldn’t listen — a well-placed hiding spot that you simply come throughout (like a locker to squeeze into, or a desk you may crawl beneath) may simply save your life within the subsequent few moments. Search for the motion prompts that allow you to know you may cover someplace, in case you need to make a mad sprint to security!
three) Observe your coronary heart
As Holly encounters the unseen horrors which have infested her dwelling city, she’ll let all types of helpful info — when a monster is close to, the room will get chilly, and she or he’ll turn out to be apprehensive. The nearer the monster is, the quicker her coronary heart will beat. The sport’s foremost UI ingredient — the “panic bar” — on the backside of your display will turn out to be more and more crimson and thump in time with Holly’s heartbeat, alerting you to instant hazard. You’ll even really feel Holly’s coronary heart beat by your controller!
four) Don’t fear in the event you neglect one thing
Did you simply return to the sport after taking a break? Not totally positive what you must do? Pausing the sport with the Menu Button may also carry up Holly’s ideas — which can normally embrace a reminder of what you had been simply doing as a little bit trace. Worse Than Dying is designed to maintain you shifting, and this tiny nudge might help put you proper again on monitor.
5) Play in the dead of night
Although it’s received humor and a few actual heartfelt moments, Worse Than Dying is, after all, a horror recreation! So flip off the lights, flip up the sound, and don’t fear — we received’t inform anybody in the event you get scared.
We hope this helps you take pleasure in our latest indie title, and we hope you take pleasure in searching down these achievements and surviving Holly’s story. See you on the reunion!